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Saturday, March 08, 2014

I had really be slacking off with both food and exercise, so it was time to get back on the wagon.

On Ash Wednesday (March 5) I challenged myself to be diligent about tracking all my food for the rest of the month. After three full days of tracking, here's what I've learned about my current eating habits.

1. When I'm tracking, I am pretty good about staying within calorie range and balancing macro nutrients (carbs, protein, fat.)

2. I have not been so good with micro nutrients. I have fallen way short on some key things - calcium, iron, potassium. I've also been over on sodium each day.

3. I have not been drinking enough water. I'm falling really short each day.

I'm looking at this as a good starting place. The next step is to add more vegetables to my menu and keep my water bottle full and in easy reach.
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    Thanks for the comments, ladies!
    Wish I could take credit for the background photo - my sister took it last summer from the Rooftop Deck. Turned out to be the best baseball pic I had, so up it went!

    2516 days ago
    It's amazing what a difference tracking makes. I haven't done it for several months, and it shows. I'm a little late, but maybe I should also recommit to this practice for Lent!
    2517 days ago
    It really is "enlightening" to see how our food choices stack up on the tracker. Great first step to getting back on track. Having the water bottle always filled up is a good reminder to drink more. Way back when, I gave up diet coke and challenged myself to drink more water...I would keep track on my dry erase board in the kitchen so I made sure that I had at least 8 glasses. Since then, water is my beverage of choice and I drink 10-15 glasses without even thinking about it! Goes to show that we can break old habits and make new ones!

    BTW--I love the background page!! Go Twins! emoticon
    2517 days ago
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